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Military power of India and France

Country: India France
Capital: New Delhi Paris
Population: 1 276 267 000 67 013 000
Area: 3 287 590 km2 640 679 km2
Nuclear weapons: 110–120 warheads 300 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 55,9 billion $ 55,7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,5% 2,3%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 1 325 450 215 019
Reserve personnel: 1 155 000 27 680
Available for military: 319 129 420 14 563 662

Land Forces

Tanks: 3 788 406×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 5 581 6 352
Total artillery: 8 681 448
Self-propelled artillery: 290 330
Rocket artillery: 292 13

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 2 212 1 036
Fighter aircraft: 314 35
Multirole aircraf: 312 150
Attack aircraft: 241 84
Helicopters: 726 480

Navy

Total naval: 213 110
Aircraftcarriers: 2 4
Destroyers: 10 11
Frigates: 15 11
Corvettes: 25 0
Submarines: 14 10

Military service

India

16-18 years of age for voluntary military service (Army 17 1/2, Air Force 17, Navy 16 1/2); no conscription; women may join as officers, but for noncombat roles only.

France

18-25 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; no conscription; 1-year service obligation; women serve in noncombat post.